Oyster Mushroom - Pleurotus ostreatus
Japanese name - Hiratake
Chinese name - Ping Gu
An excellent source of nutrition with high levels of protein, iron and dietary fibre, Pleurotus sp. also show good anti-aging properties, including helping maintain healthy cholesterol levels and increasing the activity of catalase, superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase.
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